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Wild boars

Duration: 00:55

Wild boar, hunted to extinction in the 1600s, are back in Britain having escaped from farms where they were bred for their meat. They can now be found in many woodlands. A full grown adult is a powerful animal, three times the weight of a man.

Available since: Tue 13 Dec 2011

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Series celebrating wildlife year in Britain. 6/6 Looks at the influence of people on Britain's wildlife in the past & looks ahead to the new millennium.

First broadcast: 05 Dec 1999

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